Clínica Fertia

Time Lapse Incubators

What is Time Lapse Primovision?

Time Lapse is a modern technology that enables the laboratory personnel to observe the embryos inside the incubator. With this technique a computer overlaps the images and generates a film showing the development of the embryo over time. In our laboratory we have Primo Vision equipment developed by the company Vitrolife.

Basically, having a film of the development provides us with more information, which improves the selection of the embryos to be transferred and, therefore, gives better possibilities of pregnancy. With this extra information we can detect morphological anomalies in the embryo that might otherwise go unnoticed.



Couples with a history of miscarriages.


Couples with repeated implantation failures.

Benefits of Time Lapse Primovision technique

The selection by Time Lapse imaging can be carried out in all couples who undergo an In-Vitro Fertilization treatment, being especially beneficial as:

It favours transfer of a single embryo.


This technique allows us to select embryos that meet a certain criterion, regarding cell division times and suitable morphological patterns.


We obtain high pregnancy rates.


The number of multiple pregnancies is greatly reduced.

At Clinica Fertia we carry out more single embryo transfers at blastocyst stage, on day 5 of their development, every year.

Frequently asked questions about reproduction treatments

If you would like more information about our treatments, we are always available to help and answer any of your questions.

How long do I have to wait to start treatment?
If the evaluation is successful, treatment can be started immediately.
Treatment can be scheduled for the month that best suits the couple. In the case of egg recipients, the waiting time is usually one or two months.
How many attempts can I make?

In the case of artificial insemination, here at the clinic we recommend a maximum of four attempts, since 90% of pregnancies occur in the first four cycles.
Regarding In-vitro fertilisation or microinjection, our clinic never makes more than four attempts using these techniques.
In the case of egg donation, it is more difficult to establish a limit, this will normally be determined by psychological and also economic factors.

Can you use these techniques when you have already entered menopause?
Yes. Nowadays, it is possible to become a mother after entering menopause, either physiological due to ovarian failure, or after treatment of neoplastic diseases.
In these cases, the reception of eggs from a donor must be used.
What are the biggest concerns of egg or sperm recipient couples?
Anonymity is what worries most couples and, at Clínica Fertia, this is absolutely always guaranteed. Although a patient accepts to undergo the treatment, they do want the upmost discretion.
Another factor that concerns a couple is the health of the donors and the physical resemblance to them.
In our centre, both in the case of sperm donors and egg donors, our goal is to seek that the physical resemblance is as similar as possible to the parents.
Are these treatments expensive?
For a couple with fertility problems to achieve a pregnancy it can cost between 800 and 6,000 euros, if an assisted reproduction technique is used. Although the price not only depends on the technique used, but also on the frequency of its application.
Clínica Fertia is a pioneer in maintaining an honest and transparent policy. Since 2002 we have published the information of the cost of our treatments on our website.

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